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Events for May 16, 2014

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Friday, May 16

“Amazon Locker” Giveaway Day | Justin Herman Plaza First it was Google’s mysterious barge in San Francisco Bay, now Amazon is getting into the act with a cryptic structure appearing in the city for promotional purposes. On Thursday, Amazon set up a giant orange locker in Justin Herman Plaza. Named “giant,” this is a super-sized version ...
Free Coffee & Bike Tune-Ups | Duboce Park Cafe
Friday, May 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park Cafe
Postmates, Duboce Park Cafe and Wiggle Bicycles are setting up shop in the parklet outside Duboce Park Cafe where they’ll be offering free bike maintenance (flat fixes, brake & shift adjustments, bike fittings and general bike consultation) for all of their guests. They’ll also be serving ...

2014 Free “Epidemic Film Festival” with Academy of Art | Castro Theater
Friday, May 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Castro Theatre

Taking place at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre, the 8th Annual Epidemic Film Festival showcases the best student work from the School of Acting and the School of Motion Pictures & Television on May 16, 2014. Free, but an RSVP is required. Hundreds of students vie ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Off The Grid goes “late night” at Fort Mason with a special late night happy hour from 10pm to 11pm during their weekly food truck party. Bar Vendor Happy Hour: $1 off all Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery Beers $5 Cocktails at Alembic 1/2 off Sangrias at Quality Beverage Company ...Every Friday

40 Years of “Beach Blanket Babylon” Celebration | Friday Nights at the de Young

The de Young Museum celebrates 40 years of comedy, music, and fun with Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon. Find the special display of two hats from the show in Wilsey Court. Schedule for May 16, 2014 6:30 pm: Performance: Live Music by FOG with a special presentation by ...Every Friday

Burning Man Talk: How To Do It Right | Oakland
Friday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Radiance Oak
Wondering what this Burning Man stuff is all about? Then this is the seminar, taught by two veteran Burners, is for you. Free, but an RSVP is required. You’ll learn many of the ins and outs of Burning Man: Where you can find exciting participatory events both before ...
Helix Happy Hour: Fractal Music & Chaos Theory | Peninsula
Friday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to Helix is pay what you wish
| Helix by Exploratorium

Chaos theory reveals the hidden order in many seemingly random phenomena including the flow of meandering rivers and airflow around birds’ wings in flight. Explore turbulence and self-similarity and enjoy presentations from these special guests: 6-6:45 pm: Fractal-generated music by Stedman Wilson, PhD 6:45-7:30 pm: Baiju Bhatt talks ...Monthly

Tibetan Wildlife & Nomads: Conservation Lecture & Photography | Presidio
Friday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Trust Headquarters
“Wildlife and Nomads: Conservation Challenges on the High Tibetan Plateau” George B. Schaller Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society, New York
Free Art “Action Auction” | SF
Friday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring your own marker and flashlight.
| Freespace 2.0
[freespace] is hosting its first art auction and it all happens without money. There will be twenty 14″x18″ framed photographs taken by a local photographer for auction. All are invited. How does this money-less auction work? Guests will “bid” with a proposed action. An action that they promise to ...
East Bay Burner Social: Art Sneak Peek & Fun Stories | Oakland
Friday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Radiance Oak
Laura Kimpton, creator of many huge and well loved installations on the playa, will be the special guest at the May’s East Bay Burner Social. Free, but an RSVP is required. Laura is an artist, teacher and engaging speaker with many fun and enlightening stories drawn from ...
Movie in the Park: “Despicable Me 2” | Oakland
Friday, May 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Friday May 16 – Despicable Me 2 (PG 98 minutes) Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Bike Ride Of The Gods | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Friday May 16th’s show boasts a sizzling line-up of burlesque, drag, spoken word, and circus performances, not to mention amazing games and raffle prizes. See incredible performances by Joyce Lee, Andi Stardust, Snatch Adams, Kim Burly, The Tartlettes, and Mojo Deville.The night is hosted by Wonder ...Monthly

Outdoor Movie & Food Truck Night: “The Muppets” | Emeryville
Friday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doyle-Hollis Park
Catch a screening of The Muppets. With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.
Win Tix: Opulent Temple Burning Man DJ Party | Public Works
Friday, May 16 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $18 presale.
| Public Works
Opulent Temple is taking the next step on their ambitious Burning Man playa plans in 2014 with a whole new front of house set up to enjoy big beats and warm fire under the desert stars. They’re taking over both floors of Public Works for this ...

Every Friday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF’s Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF's Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday morning at 6:30 am, gather at a different San Francisco hill for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city. The hills change each week (it might be Alamo Square, Moraga Steps, Twin Peaks, Lombard…), but expect ...
CANCELLED: Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
CANCELLED: Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar | UN Plaza
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled temporarily. Every Friday from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco. Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from ...
Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
Free "Oysters on the Half Shell" Fridays | El Rio
El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast. And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm ...
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Legionnaire Saloon
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Big Mood Comedy is an intimate standup comedy show featuring the best local and touring comics every Friday upstairs at Oakland’s very own Legionnaire Saloon. Hosted by Hayley Beacon, Jordan Thewlis, and Jeff Dean. Free cookies. Please note that from February 7th, the shows happens every Friday ...
“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Every Friday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays Every Friday at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), SF FREE ...
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm. Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies Every Friday | 8 pm Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St, SF, CA FREE Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free ...
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District. Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse Every Friday | 8-10 pm Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA $10 Over 25 of San ...
“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15.
| The Variety Preview Room / The Hobart Building
"Best of SF" Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Check out a fresh line-up of SF’s comics every Friday at 8 pm at the beautiful Variety Preview Theater in downtown SF’s iconic Hobart Building. Funcheap Deal: Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Located in the iconic Hobart Building, right next ...
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Just tip the musicians.
| Atlas Cafe
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with five rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged. Closed for Thanksgiving holiday. Updated 1/20/2020 – Event info last checked via website.
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the ...
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: "Midnight Rollers" | SF
Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party. This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers ...
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because. Get 6 drink coupons for $1 each. Use coupons before ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
Comedy Soup is Oakland’s very own little Stand-Up house show that features top local and touring comics, complimentary Wine and popcorn and musical guests from a variety of styles. Past guests have appeared on Comedy Central, Netflix, Viceland, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Conan, Colbert & Corden. In November ...
“The Function” SF’s Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Milk Bar
"The Function" SF's Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Come party at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Haight for a early 2000s hip-hop and R&B club bangers. DJ Beats Me plays everything from Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Lil Jon, Mac Dre, Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G., Rihanna, SOB X RBE, Usher, Robin ...
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Stagewerx Theatre
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.” “YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own ...
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